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This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.


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Grade 3 Social Studies - Week Six

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

3rdGrade Social Studies
Estudios Sociales

Week 6 May 11-15
Semana 6 11-15 de mayo

Social Studies Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • describe and discuss industries and occupations that have shaped Arizona (5C's-copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, climate, and tourism etc.)
  • use and construct maps and graphs to represent changes in Arizona over time (5C's, climate zones, elevations, plants, animals, Indian Nations, etc.)

Objetivos de estudios sociales: los estudiantes podrán:

  • describa y discuta las industrias y ocupaciones que han dado forma a Arizona (cobre, ganado vacuno, algodón, cítricos, clima, turismo, etc.).
  • usar y construir mapas y gráficos para representar los cambios en Arizona a lo largo del tiempo (5C, zonas climáticas, elevaciones, plantas, animales, naciones indias, etc.)

Author Study

Meet Jennifer Ward, an Arizona local artist.

Estudio de la autora

Conocer a Jennifer Ward, una artista local de Arizona. Este video solo está disponible en inglés.


Listen to the books by Jennifer Ward. Explore Southwest climate, nature, and wild animals.

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro

Way Out In The Desert

Escucha estos libros

Explora el clima del suroeste, la naturaleza y los animales salvajes.

Un Vistazo al desierto

El cactus solitario

Los lobos que vinieron a cenar

Social Studies Project

North America has 4 major deserts: The Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahua, and Sonoran.

Watch and Listen to video on The Seed and the Giant Saguaro, taking place in the Sonoran Desert, AZ.

Find out how the Sonoran Desert gets hot, what types of animals live, what types of plants grow, how they survive.

Visit Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum website to explore more about the desert. Write 3 things that make you excited.

Proyecto de estudios sociales

Vea y escuche el video sobre los animales del desierto. Escribe 3 cosas que te emocionan sobre las cosas que aprendiste.

El cactus saguaro


To access articles, click on Newsela and log in. Read the articles. Find out how the Sonoran Desert change because of irrigation.

Southwest's Sonoran Desert may be hot and dry, but it is full of activity.

Newsela español

Para acceder a los artículos, haga clic en Newsela e inicie sesión. Lea los artículos. Descubra cómo cambia el desierto de Sonora debido a la irrigación.

Todo acerca de los desiertos

Advance Reading Selection

The Southwest (Level R)

Adelante selección de lectura

Los estados del Oeste (Nivel Q/40)

People and Culture

Learn about the Navajo people's life in Canyon de Chelly National Monument - one of the National Parks in AZ. Like other tribes, they are very connected to their environment and have a deep respect for the earth and the animals in it. Life in Canyon de Chelly

Gente y cultura

Conozca la vida de los navajos en el Monumento Nacional Canyon de Chelly, uno de los Parques Nacionales de Arizona. Al igual que otras tribus, están muy conectados con su entorno y tienen un profundo respeto por la tierra y los animales en Life in Canyon de Chelly. Este video solamente es in ingles.

Journal Writing

Create weather observation journal.

On a paper, record everyday weather that includes date, temperature, and illustration of today's weather.

How do you feel today? Cold? Hot? What does the sky look like today? Describe in 3 sentences starting with "Today weather is..."

Escritura de diario

Crear diario de observación del clima.

En un papel, registre el clima diario que incluya la fecha, la temperatura y la ilustración del clima de hoy.

¿Cómo te sientes hoy? ¿Frío? ¿Caliente? ¿Cómo se ve el cielo hoy? Describa en 3 oraciones empezando con "Hoy el clima es ..."

Learn At Home Projects

Rock art makes great gifts for people.

Gather rocks found near your place.

Clean the rocks and air dry.

Decorate and write thank you message to your family on the rocks using markers and crayons.

Give the rocks to your family.

Aprender en casa proyectos

El arte de pierda es un gran regalo para la gente.

Escoge pierdas encontradas cerca de su lugar.

Limpiar las piedras y secarlas en el aire.

Decora y escribe un mensaje de agradecimiento a tu familia en las pierdas usando marcadores y crayones.

Dale las rocas a tu familia.


Watch the videos about 3 National Parks in AZ. (AZ has 22 National Parks.) Write the name of the Park you want to visit and the reasons of why in 3-5 sentences. Share with your family.

Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson

Grand Canyon National Park

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park


Mire los videos sobre 3 Parques Nacionales en AZ. (AZ tiene 22 parques nacionales). Escriba el nombre del parque que desea visitar y las razones de por qué en 3-5 oraciones. Comparte con tu familia. Parque Estatal de las Cavernas Kartchner, Benson Parque nacional del gran cañón y Parque Tribal Monument Valley Navajo

Social Studies Topics

How are weather and climate similar and different? Watch this video to find out! Write notes about how they are similar and different in a journal after you watch the video. Draw a picture that would make that connection.

Weather vs. Climate

Temas de estudios sociales

¿Cómo son similares y diferentes el tiempo y el clima?¡Mira este video para descubrirlo! escriba notas sobre cómo son similares y diferentes en un diario después de ver el video. Haz un dibujo que haga esa conexión. Tiempo vs. Clima


Links and Apps


Scholastic Learn At Home
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Free Meals for Kids!

TUSD Grab And Go Meals for Students
Grab-And-Go Info

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